141 Tasting Notes
I don’t think this is true Moroccan Mint, if Numi’s description of their Moroccan mint is correct (that it comes from North Africa and tastes like spearmint). This tea uses peppermint leaves instead and mixes them with green tea. I did not know this when I drank it earlier this evening, so thought it strange when I tasted peppermint instead of the spearmint flavor I was expecting. I really did not taste the green tea at all, just the peppermint. It was fine as a peppermint tea, but should have been described as such.
I found this at Big Lots today and saw that it had rooibos in it. The aroma is of oranges, but I taste more of the mango and the honey flavor of the rooibos. It is sort of like drinking mango juice. The flavors taste real, but it is too sweet for me and lacks depth. Adding some cream helped alleviate the cloying sweetness and made it taste more like mangos and cream.
I really oversteeped this tea. I was anticipating that it would be undrinkable, since others have commented how strong this tea is, but it was fine. Of course I added milk and sugar. Not as nice as Twinings, but still better than any American tea, including Tetley’s British Blend.
More peppermint flavor than spearmint. Reminds me of Wrigley’s doublemint gum. I don’t really taste the tarragon, however. This is okay, but I like Ahmad’s mint green better and Numi Moroccan mint much better. Something is missing from this tea – it tastes one-dimensional despite having three herbs in it. It has the flat aftertaste of the peppermint which I don’t like. This tea would probably be better mixed with a green or black tea as a base. My least favorite of the 3 mint teas I have tasted so far. But it is nice to drink with a cold.